Kashim Shettima Biography, Career, Family, Religion, Networth, And Tribe

Kashim Shettima Biography, Career, Family, Religion, Networth, And Tribe

Kashim Ibrahim Shettima was born on the 2nd of September in 1966. The senator is currently a senator and the governor in the past from Borno State. Senator Kashim Shettima is a well-educated and outspoken politician of his Kanuri tribe. He is generally regarded as exceptionally welcoming to people of other faiths or ethnic groups.



  • FULL NAMES: Kashim Ibrahim Shettima
  • DEPUTY GOVERNOR: Usman Mamman Durkwa
  • WIFE:
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 2 September 1966
  • NETWORTH : $4M
  • POLITICAL PARTY: All Progressive Congress (APC)
  • EDUCATION: University of Ibadan

In his time as Governor Shettima included among his closest aides one Ibo Christian from Anambra State in the Southeast as well as one Urhobo Christian of Delta State in the South-South and an Ibo Christian who was from Edo State in the South-South as well as one Yoruba Christian from the Southwest Man from Fulani who hails from Gombe to the north, and a Hausa male who hails from Zamfara State in the northwest.

Sen. Kashim Shettima was born in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria to the family of Sir Kashim Ibrahim. His wife is Nana Shettima, and they have three children, two females as well as a male.

Kashim Shettima Education:

Sen. Kashim was a student at Lamisula Elementary School, Maiduguri from 1972 until 1978. He also attended Government Community Secondary School, Biu in the southern part of Borno State from 1978 to 1980. He then Transferred to Government Science Secondary School, Potiskum (now located in neighboring Yobe State) where he finished his secondary education in 1983. He was a student at the University of Maiduguri and earned an undergraduate degree (BSc) in agricultural Economics at the end of 1989. He was granted a one-year mandatory membership with the National Youths Service Corps, NYSC which was formerly the Nigerian Agricultural Cooperative Bank, Calabar Capital of Cross River State in South-South, Nigeria, from 1989 until 1990.

He earned a master’s diploma (MSc) in the field of Agricultural Economics in the year 1991 from the University of Ibadan in Southwest, Nigeria. Shettima was accepted into the University of Maiduguri as a Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics and was in academia from 1991 until 1993.

Kashim Shettima Early career:

He was in 1993 when he made the move to the banking sector and was hired by (now no longer in operation) Commercial Bank of Africa Limited as the head of the accounts in the office of the bank located in Ikeja, Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria.

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Shettima was at the bank from 1993 until 1997. In 1997, he was transferred to the African International Bank Limited as a Deputy Manager, and then rose to Manager in 2001. He was promoted to Manager in 2001. transferred into the Zenith Bank as head of its principal branch, located in Maiduguri. In the Zenith Bank, he rose to the position of Senior Manager/Branch Head, the Assistant General Manager (AGM)/Zonal Head (North-East), and Zonal Head Deputy General Manager (North-East) before stepping off of Zenith Bank as a General Manager in 2007, following his appointment as the Commissioner for Finance of Borno State.

Shettima was employed by his employer, the Commercial Bank of Africa as an agricultural economist at the Ikeja Office, Lagos State (1993-1997). Then, he was a manager and later deputy manager in the African International Bank Limited, Kaduna Branch (1997-2001) Then, he was appointed Deputy Manager/Branch Chief of the Zenith Bank’s Maiduguri Office in 2001, becoming the General Manager five years afterward. In the middle of 2007, Shettima was appointed Commissioner of the Borno State Ministry of Finance and Economic Development. He later became the Commissioner in the Ministries of Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs, Education, Agriculture, and later Health under his predecessor, Borno Governor Ali Modu Sheriff.

Career in politics:

From 2007 until 2011, he was a Commissioner for 5 Ministries. In January 2011, during the ANPP primary and the election of Engineer Modu Fannami Gubio was chosen as the candidate for governorship. Then, Gubio was later shot to death by gunmen. Shettima was chosen for a second primary election on February 11, 2011. On April 26, 2011, election, Shettima won with 531,147 votes, while her People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Muhammed Goni, gained 451,140 votes.

He was the Commissioner of Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs (2008) as well as education (2009), Agriculture and Natural Resources, and then to the Ministry of Health from where he ran for Governor in 2011. He was elected under his platform as a member of the disbanded All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, and was officially inaugurated on May 29, 2011. He was elected reelection the following year as a member of APC. All Progressives Congress, APC and was unanimously elected as the Governors’ Forum of Northern States. It is an umbrella organization of Governors of the 19 states that are located in northern Nigeria. So far, he’s made significant changes to the activities of the forum, focusing on strengthening the northern unity and revitalizing industries that are ailing the northern States.

As the Governor of Borno State, he has effectively dealt with the challenges of the Boko Haram insurgency which he was able to inherit in the year 2011. After gaining approval from the Nigerian Security Adviser as well as the Nigerian Army in 2013, his administration officially established a group of youth volunteers, dubbed Civilian JTF. Civilian JTF.

The volunteers have played an important role in supporting the military in their fighting the ongoing battle to defeat Boko Haram insurgents. He has approved salaries, kits as well as patrol cars for civilian JTF and provides an enormous amount of assistance to those in the Nigerian Armed Forces.

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He is the leader in the mobilization of the community for intelligence gathering as well as the provision of hundred of vehicles for patrol as well as logistical support to the military, in particular as well as to all different security organizations. In September of 2014 Maiduguri which is where the Federal government, was apprehensive to be occupied by rebels. The fear was so overwhelming that some residents moved the families of their loved ones to Abuja. In spite of the fear governor Kashim Shettima, who was away from the country on an official appointment returned to Maiduguri in a display of patriotism and courage. When he returned the Governor urged the people to stand up for the cause of their heritage.

Even though Maiduguri did not fall but the insurgents were successful in occupying 20 of 27 local government areas in the State prior to they were liberated by the Nigerian Armed Forces liberated them between 2015 and 2016.

He has also been responsible for coordinating and overseeing the temporary accommodation as well as rehabilitation and resettlement for people affected by Boko Haram insurgents. In the name of peace, governor Kashim Shettima has also been advocating for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, and Resettlement of the injured. He has paid a lot of attention to the expansion and renovation of existing schools as well as the establishment of new junior secondary and boarding schools that will accommodate over 50, 000 orphans without a parent who lost their parents to militants in the 27 local government areas in the State.

Governor Kashim Shettima’s leadership skills have been recognized with praise both inside and outside of Nigeria. Governor Shettima was named 2014 . Governor of the year (Leadership Newspapers) Governor of the Year in 2015 (Nigeria Union of Journalists the national body) Governor of the Year for the year 2015 (NewsWatchTimes Newspapers) Governor of the Year in 2015 (Vanguard Newspapers) Governor of the Year (2016 (Tell Magazine) and 2017 Zik Prize for Leadership; Kaduna NUJ Award for bravery and outstanding leadership (2017), FCT NUJ Merit Award for outstanding leadership, 2017.

In February of this year, he won the Borno Central Senatorial District election which meant he was elected to replace Senate President Babakaka Bashir.


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